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Summer in a Nutshell

To make a long story short, I got a full-time job last fall and left my poor blog in the dust. Well, lucky for you I’ve decided to brush it off and get back to keeping all those interested up to date on the delicious foods I’m eating.

While I haven’t been blogging, I’ve still been snapping photos of food before chowing down. Here are a few eats from the past year that were noteworthy. Asheville, Charleston, Holden Beach, and Charlotte are a few of the places we’ve tasted since my last post.

I hope you’re not hungry.

So, it’s been a while…

Hold on to your hats, folks. I’m getting back in the saddle. The year-long hiatus has come to an end. Tell everyone you know.


Cake Taker

Oh, hey.  How’s your Tuesday going.  Mine’s going well.

As I mentioned yesterday, there hasn’t been much going on lately.  Looking back, there were a few instances where I should have snapped a photo and seized the opportunity to tell you about it.  But when something delicious is sitting right in front of your face and your camera is further than arm’s reach, you have to make a choice.  I’m trying.

Thanks to my Mom, David and I tasted practically every sweet treat from the Whole Foods dessert case over the weekend.  Cookies on Friday, carrot cake on Saturday, and German chocolate cake on Sunday.  I’m totally a baked goods snob.  I don’t even like being in the same room as a crappy, store-bought sheet cake.  Offer me cookies from a box and I’ll throw them in your face.  Okay, okay, I’m exaggerating.  I would never be so rude.  You get the point though, right?  Keep in mind, however, this is Whole Foods we’re talking about.  I don’t expect anything less than perfection and boy, did they deliver.

I could give mouth-watering descriptions of the baked items, but I’m afraid I’ll hop in my car and go spend what few dollars I have on every cake they have in stock.  Trust me.

Okay.  I know you like seeing pictures.  Don’t we all?  Lucky for you, I snapped a couple of food photos while eating lunch with the mother mentioned above.  We dined at one of my favorite Winston establishments: The Carving Board.  A pasta salad lover’s paradise for sure.  I always get giddy about eating at The Carving Board.  Why, you ask? Two words: spicy noodles.  They are life changing.

Check out my Three Salad Plate.

Everything was so fresh and delicious and perfect.  They had a new salad which was made with watermelon and feta cheese.  I know it may sound a little strange, but it was a match made in flavor heaven.  I want more.

There’s Mama’s.

She kept raving about her lemon and basil chicken salad.  Her little wheels were turning trying to decipher the ingredients for recreation purposes.

That’s all I’ve got. Farewell!

Let’s See

Here’s the thing.  David and I haven’t really had any foodie adventures lately.  I’ve had some great meals in the past several days, but David wasn’t present.  Whoops.  I’m trying to stay loyal to the general theme of the blog.  You know, documenting our food experiences.  However,  I think this blog may develop into something more.

David and I did go to a nifty little coffee shop not too long ago.  I took pictures.

Cafe Roche is cool, my friends.  The barista, Justin, treated us like old chums, chatting away as he prepared our beverages.  If I remember correctly, it was around 10 am on a surprisingly brisk July morning.  I ordered a latte and David had an iced coffee.  Of course, by iced coffee I mean a banana milkshake.  I think Justin was a bit confused by the request but was happy to oblige.

If he insists on milkshakes for breakfast at least he goes for banana.

Chug, little dairy king, chug.

Latte for the lady.

Dog Days of Summer

Is it okay if I stray from food-related posting and blog about whatever I want from time to time?  I think it’ll be fine.  As you may have noticed, David has yet to make his debut, so this is practically my blog anyway.  I can do whatever I want!  How liberating.

Well, it’s safe to say I’ve spent more time with dogs than humans this week.  Between dog sitting for a friend and my usual routine of helping with my sister’s pooch, I’ve been with canines non-stop.  The dog sitting gig is one of the best I’ve had.  The pups are sweet and well-trained and the house is fully stocked with lots of Trader Joe’s eats.  Score.

I’ll have to take some pictures and do a post dedicated to all the four-legged friends in my life.  Would you enjoy that?  Of course you would. 

That’s all I have to say for now.  Have a good afternoon!

Skippy Slacker

Wow, I’ve been a bad blogger.  It’s been days since our outing with Alex and I haven’t shared a bit of the food with you.  I’m ashamed of myself.  I’ll try to be better, I promise.  However, if you, my faithful readers, would leave more comments and tell more friends about the blog, I might just be more adamant about updating! No pressure.

So, back to Saturday.  David and I took Alex to a place in downtown Winston-Salem that we ourselves had never visited: Skippy’s Hot Dogs.

I know, I know.  Maggie, in a hot dog joint? Blasphemy!  Well, before you get your panties in a wad, I’ll go ahead and inform you that they have veggie dogs.  Now that may be blasphemy in most American’s opinion, but it was delicious!

There’s something you should know about Skippy’s dogs.  They don’t come nestled in your run-of-the-mill, limp, hot dog bun.  They are served inside an amazingly soft, chewy, fresh-baked, pretzel bun.  Made on the premises, no less!  It’s fair to say the buns are the star of this show.

Oh, look. Three weenies and fries!

I would have gotten better photos, but this place was packed and by the time these guys arrived at the table, we were way past hungry.

I did manage to get up close and personal with the French fries, though.  They deserve special attention.  These fried potatoes were amazing.  Freshly cut, hot, crispy, starchy heaven.

Aren’t they gorgeous?

Go get some.  Tell them Maggie sent you.  They’ll have absolutely no idea who you’re referring to, but it sure would be cool if they did.